Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New Self-Help Motivational Book - Author Jeannette M. Gagan, PhD, Releases 'Grow Up Your Ego' In Time For Holiday Season

Jeannette Gagan's work builds a bridge that connects spirituality and psychology. While many theories attempt to invalidate the concept of ego, Gagan's work instead validates the stages of ego growth leading to a state of fulfillment

Author Jeannette M. Gagan, PhD, has announced the release of 'Grow Up Your Ego: Ten Scientifically Validated Stages to Emotional and Spiritual Maturity'. Unlike many books that attempt to demolish the ego, Gagan’s book shows how the ego not only helps us survive but also gives us a sense of self.

Furthermore she presents scientific data indicating that as the ego emotionally matures spirituality emerges as a natural outcome of this growth. She takes a down-to-earth approach to spirituality that allows us to befriend the ego and advance through the stages of ego growth, leading to a state of spiritual maturity and self-actualization. In the tradition of visionaries such as Ken Wilber, Gagan’s work is at once powerful, engaging and easy to understand.

Gagan deftly lays out the ten stages of ego growth and provides specific and concise explanations of the scientific studies that validate the stages of ego growth. Numerous exercises and case examples provide support and help readers to pinpoint their current position on the growth spiral thus allowing readers to chart a path toward emotional and spiritual growth and transformation.

Jeannette describes the healing benefits of her writings specifically when she refers to ‘Grow Up your Ego’ in this way: “The evolution of humankind includes both physical and spiritual matter arising from an underlying manifestation that shapes the collective human consciousness wherein everyone influences everyone else. Thus a mature ego refines the humane that leads us into a high altitude of connection and benevolence. As more and more individuals grow up their egos—which can occur no matter our age or stage—we become exactly who we are meant to be where we experience joy and love without bounds and where hearts on fire with compassion transform the planetary soul.”

'Grow Up Your Ego' was chosen as a finalist in the 2014 National Indie Excellence Book Awards. The book has received numerous positive reviews. Reviewers have called the work “…a splendid guide to psychological and spiritual maturity;” “…a practical, useful guide to the development of emotional intelligence;”  “…not just a book to read, but a book to grow by;” and “…the author’s vision is ultimately optimistic—that with intention we can all continue to develop in ego functioning and the ability to live fully, that we are not bound by pains and insults of the past, and that no matter our age, we can continue to grow.”

In a recent review, Midwest Book Review stated that 'Grow Up Your Ego', " . . .create[s] a self-help instruction manual that is an informed and informative, thoughtful and thought-provoking, inspired and inspiring, and above all, practical and thoroughly 'user friendly' for the non-specialist general reader seeking to improve the quality of their personal lives. Very highly recommended for personal and community library Self-Help collections."

'Grow Up Your Ego' would be a great Holiday gift for both professionals and laypersons, or for individuals who are ready to take the next step on the path to spiritual transformation.

Jeannette M Gagan is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at Her books are available at online book outlets. More information is available at her website at

About Jeannette M. Gagan:

Jeannette M Gagan holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Marquette University and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of New Mexico. She has twenty years plus experience of clinical practice. She is the author of 'Journeying: Where Shamanism and Psychology Meet' and 'Grow Up Your Ego: Ten Scientifically Validated Stages to Emotional and Spiritual Maturity'. She has given presentations to various audiences throughout the United States. She is currently working on her next book, 'The Paradoxical Return of the Feminine'.


Jeannette M. Gagan, PhD